Statutory Bodies and Committees

Honorary Degrees Committee

The Committee makes recommendations to Senate on the conferment of Honorary Degrees.

Secretary to the Committee: If you would like further information about the Honorary Degrees Committee, please contact Clare Henderson, ext 3400.

Committee members

Terms of office expire on 31st July in the year stated.

Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell President and Vice-Chancellor, Chair
ex-officio
Professor B Gilbertson Member of Council elected by Council
2018
Baroness J Royall Member of Council elected by Council
2017
Professor G McCusker Member of Senate elected by Senate
2017
Professor D Stanton Fraser Member of Senate elected by Senate
2018
Professor B Morley Member of Academic Staff elected by Senate
2017
Dr S Wharton Member of Academic Staff elected by Senate
2018


The following Officers routinely attend meetings of the Committee:

Mr M Humphriss University Secretary  
Mr G Maggs Director of Development and Alumni Relations  

Terms of Reference

Approved by Council, June 2006.

  1. To recommend to Senate for approval persons worthy of the conferment of an honorary degree and the appropriate degree for each such person.
  2. To appoint Orators for recipients of honorary degrees.
  3. To recommend to Council and Senate the waiving of Ordinance 14.12 if necessary when appointing Orators for recipients of honorary degrees.
  4. To recommend to Senate the criteria for honorary degree nominations.
  5. To recommend to Senate the annual award of the Chancellor's Medal.
  6. To determine the procedures for submission and consideration of honorary degree nominations and subsequent award of honorary degrees.

Procedural Rules

Appointment of Chair: The Vice-Chancellor takes the Chair.
Membership: The Vice-Chancellor/Two members of Council who are not members of Senate elected by Council/Four members elected by Senate and hold academic posts at the University, of whom two shall be members of Senate.
Co-option: See Council Standing Orders 16(iv) and 16(v)
Alternates: See Council Standing Orders 17(ii) to (iv)
Quorum: One third of the membership (Council Standing Order 16(vi)).
Rules for voting: None specified.
Minutes: Submitted to Senate.

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